El Aaiún

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.). *'''2nd wall''' (Dec 1983 – Jan 1984) surrounding Amgala (c. 300 km.). On June 17, 1970, Legion units opened fire and killed eleven pro-independence demonstrators at the Zemla quarters of El-Aaiun (El Aaiún) in the Western Sahara, (then still the Spanish Sahara). The incident, which came to be called the Zemla Intifada, had a significant influence on pushing the Sahrawi (Western Sahara) anticolonial movement into embarking on an armed struggle which still goes on up

accessdate 22-09-2010 . This is also from where the republic's existence was proclaimed over radio on the night of February 27, 1976, by its first president, El-Ouali Mustapha Sayed. Some sources list also Bir Lehlou as El-Ouali's birthplace Sahara : le retour du guerrier . The '''Zemla Intifada''' (or The Zemla Uprising) is the name used

Independence Intifada (Independence Intifada (Western Sahara)). Reportedly , she was tortured during interrogations. Amnesty International has expressed great concern about the situation of Sahrawi prisoners in Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara, and specifically taken an interest in the case of Aminatou Haidar, expressing fear that her right to a fair trial might not be respected, and stating that she may be a prisoner of conscience. ref name


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, chiefly serves European UN personnel The city has a population of 196,331 and is the largest city in Western Sahara. It is a growing economic


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to negotiate some autonomy for the region; Algeria and Mauritania agreed to be there as official observers. Climate El Aaiún has a mild desert climate (Desert climate#Mild desert climates), moderated by the Gulf Stream with an average annual temperature of 20°C.

Weatherbase: Historical Weather for El Aaiún accessdate date August 2010


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Eddahab ), Boujdour, and Es Smara as well as parts of Tan-Tan and Laayoune (El Aaiún) fall within Moroccan-claimed Western Sahara thumb left 350px Bou Craa phosphate mine 100 kilometers (about 60 miles) from the coastal city of El Aaiún (File:Bou Craa mine.jpg), Western Sahara. Two Landsat images show growth of the mine between 1987 and 2000. WikiPedia:El Aaiún Commons:Category:El Aaiún


significant influence

.). *'''2nd wall''' (Dec 1983 – Jan 1984) surrounding Amgala (c. 300 km.). On June 17, 1970, Legion units opened fire and killed eleven pro-independence demonstrators at the Zemla quarters of El-Aaiun (El Aaiún) in the Western Sahara, (then still the Spanish Sahara). The incident, which came to be called the Zemla Intifada, had a significant influence on pushing the Sahrawi (Western Sahara) anticolonial movement into embarking on an armed struggle which still goes on up


excellent quality

and the adjoining tourism office is very well staffed but doesn't seem to have any ideas on how to spend your time. You can view old Spanish outposts and the last remnants of their Empire in El Aaiún. A small handful of Spanish expatriates still live there. Do Desert and deserted beaches are aplenty. Eat Moroccan standard fare at most places, and nothing particular noteworthy. Wonderfully beefy camel meat available at butchers around town, dates of excellent quality in the markets. Barbecue, fruit and bread are popular. Drink Sleep Hotel Parador on Rue Okba Ibn Nafia seems to have reopened after being used as an army base for years. Hotel Larkaoune is mainly occupied by UN troops, the atmosphere is gloomy, the service personnel try to avoid being helpful as far as possible. Go next It is easy to see all the sights and sounds of El Aaiún one day. However, with the Sahara all around and the ocean nearby, it is easy to link a trip here with some other cities: *Tarfaya - Only a couple hours north via bus lies the small port village of Tarfaya, Morocco. *Smara - Travelling deeper into the Sahara one finds this growing village. It features remains of a fortress, and is the only regional town not founded by the Spanish. WikiPedia:El Aaiún Commons:Category:El Aaiún


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) latd latm latNS longd longm longEW Following the Spanish (Spain) evacuation of Spanish Sahara, Spain, Morocco, and Mauritania signed the Madrid Accords on November 14, 1975, leading to both Morocco and Mauritania moving in to annex (annexation) the territory of Western Sahara. Neither state gained international recognition and war ensued with the independence-seeking Polisario Front, claiming to represent the Sahrawi people


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wilayas*: Agadir, Al Hoceima, Azilal (Azilal Province), Beni Mellal, Ben Slimane (Ben Slimane Province), Boulemane, Casablanca*, Chaouen, El Jadida (El Jadida Province), El Kelaa des Sraghna, Er Rachidia, Essaouira, Fes, Figuig, Guelmim, Ifrane, Kenitra, Khemisset, Rommani, Khenifra, Khouribga (Khouribga Province), Laayoune (El Aaiún), Larache, Marrakech, Meknes, Nador, Ouarzazate, Oujda, Rabat

, Al Hoceima, Azilal, Beni Mellal, Ben Slimane, Boulemane, Casablanca*, Chaouen, El Jadida (El Jadida (province)), El Kelaa des Sraghna, Er Rachidia, Essaouira, Fes, Figuig, Guelmim, Ifrane, Kenitra, Khemisset, Khenifra, Khouribga, Laayoune (El Aaiún), Larache, Marrakech, Meknes, Nador, Ouarzazate, Oujda, Rabat-Sale*, Safi (Safi, Morocco), Settat, Sidi Kacem, Tangier, Tan-Tan

, El Kelaa des Sraghna, Er Rachidia, Essaouira, Fes, Figuig, Guelmim, Ifrane, Kenitra, Khemisset, Khenifra, Khouribga, Laayoune (El Aaiún), Larache, Marrakech, Meknes, Nador, Ouarzazate, Oujda, Rabat-Sale*, Safi (Safi, Morocco), Settat, Sidi Kacem, Tangier, Tan-Tan, Taounate, Taroudannt, Tata (Tata, Morocco), Taza, Tetouan, Tiznit; three additional provinces of Ad Dakhla ( Oued


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Assembly Resolution 34 37 and UN General Assembly Resolution 35 19. which claims Western Sahara as a part of its territory. The Polisario Front, supported in part by Algeria, has been working for Western Sahara sovereignty as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, and it considers the city its occupied capital. Demographics File:Laayoune Cathedral 2011.jpg thumb left 250px The old Spanish Cathedral of Saint Francis of Assisi, El Aaiún Cathedral of Saint Francis of Assisi

hub. Its population is a mixture of Sahrawis, natives of Western Sahara who now make up only a fifth of the population, with much of the remainder being Moroccans from the North attracted by subsidies and government jobs. "Diplomacy over Western Sahara: 'Morocco v Algeria'", ''The Economist,'' 4 November 2010. Etymology ''El Aaiún'' is the Spanish transliteration of the Arabic

. Politically Morocco claims the Western Sahara as part of its historical territory. Mauritania had also claimed it, but Morocco has long had effective control. The Polisario Front, an independence group supported by Algeria, has contested with Moroccan military forces and promotes sovereignty of the area as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. In 1991 the UN achieved a ceasefire between Morocco and the Polisario Front after 16 years of warfare


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precipitation days 6 year precipitation days unit precipitation days Jan sun 217 Feb sun 232 Mar sun 248 Apr sun 270 May sun 279 Jun sun 270 Jul sun 279 Aug sun 279 Sep sun 240 Oct sun 248 Nov sun 210 Dec sun 217 year sun source 1 weather2travel.com Laayoune Climate Guide – weather2travel.com Sport The football club of the city

El Aaiún

'''El-Aaiún''' (Hassaniya Arabic: لعيون, '' In 1940, Spain designated it as the capital of the Spanish Sahara. El-Aaiún is the capital of the ''Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra'' region under Moroccan administration and full military control.

The town is divided in two by the dry river of ''Saguia el Hamra''. On the south side is the old lower town, constructed by Spanish colonists. A cathedral from that era is still active; its priests serve this city and at Dakhla further south.

Since 1976 the city has been occupied and administered by Morocco, UN General Assembly Resolution 34 37 and UN General Assembly Resolution 35 19. which claims Western Sahara as a part of its territory. The Polisario Front, supported in part by Algeria, has been working for Western Sahara sovereignty as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, and it considers the city its occupied capital.

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